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  • 48-Year Old Akira Waku of Japan Sends V15/16 (with video!)
    The 48-year-old Japanese climber Akira Waku didn't start climbing until his mid-30s, but in the past few years he has made up for lost time. As 50 approaches, he's still getting better. Just last Saturday, November 9, he sent his hardest problem yet, Hydrangea. Originally graded V15, a break has made the problem harder and now […]
  • New Route on Tengi Ragi Tau, Nepal
      Welfringer and Schüpbach's line up Tengi Ragi Tau. Photo: Courtesy of Symon Welfringer. Charles Noirot (FRA), Symon Welfringer (FRA) and Silvan Schüpbach (SUI) established base camp on October 8 beside the Trakarding Glacier at 4,700 meters, in the Rowaling Himalaya, Nepal. During acclimatization, the line they initially hoped to climb was plucked from beneath […]
  • Weekend Whipper: “Tired!” Yells The Rope-Soloist
    This Whipper out in Joshua Tree comes to us from Daniel Bogart, and the Whippee remains anonymous! Bogart told Rock and Ice, "So I’d just awoken from a much needed daytime slumber when this spectacle of a man waltzed right through the site and began up The Space Station. He set up an anchor below […]
  • Luxury Liner: The First Ascent of Supercrack
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